Baby friendly beach gear

A trip to the beach can be just as much fun for you as it is for your little one - if you're equipped with the right gear

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  • Colourful Picnic Blanket

    This extra large picnic blanket is padded and has a waterproof base to protect against damp sand. And it rolls up neatly into its own carry bag. £45, gltc

  • Poncho Towel

    A Poncho Towel will keep bathing beauties warm and cosy after a dip. These soft ponchos are made from 100% cotton towelling. £11.99, konfidence

  • Playsuit and hat

    This hat and matching playsuit with UPF50+ will protect your baby even when they're wet. The soft polycotton is breathable in the heat and is suitable from six-months. £27.95, Sun-togs.co.uk

  • Pop-up Tent

    A pop-up UV-resistant tent will offer protection from strong sunlight, wind or rain - and it's easy and quick to put up and fold away. £35, beaba

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  • Sun Block Swimwear

    Protect young skin from harmful sunlight with Safe in Sun swimwear made using fabric with an SPF50+, which blocks 98% of the sun's rays. £22.50, splashabout

  • Pink Swimpants

    Trendy Dutch clothig brand Koeka have a new beachwear collection designed with a 'Summer in France'theme and featuring these cute swimpants. £24, angelliving

  • Spotty Bag

    Nappies, wipes, towels, suncream, bucket and spade, phone, sunglasses and purse - this woven spotty bag will carry everything. £14.99-£20 kidsdotravel

  • Towelling Cosy

    £25, welovefrugi

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  • Baby Changing Mat

    Not only is the neoprene Roll & Go mat perfect for changing your baby, it's ideal for other things too - sitting, eating and getting dried. Plus, it's cushioned and non-slip, so great for the poolside. £7.99, konfidence

  • Rainbow Striped Tankini

    £2.50, F+F at tesco, clothingattesco

  • PackIt Cooler Bag

    The PackIt is a freezable and reuseable cooler bag that will keep your baby's lunch colder for longer. £14.99, trendykid

  • SPF50+ Poncho Towel

    The first of their kind in the UK, these poncho towels use patented Rayosan™ technology which deflect harmful UVA and UVB rays off the towel, instead of passing through the fabric and harming your little one’s delicate skin. £27.99, cuddledry

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  • J.I.P Duck Armbands

    Your toddler will love learning to swim with these cute yellow ducked themed arm bands. Suitable from three years, £5.99, Surfdome.com

  • Beach and swim shoes

    These cute shoes protect little feet from pebbles and hot sand, they're quick drying too, Jo Jo Maman Bebe

  • Sun protection float suits

    These are not only adjustable floatation aids-but they also give sun protection (SPF50+) too, with extra cover around the neck, back and chest. £26.50, Swimbabes.co.uk

  • Sunsafe suit

    This nautical style sunsafe suit has five-star protection from UV rays and ultra violet protection with SPF40, £13, Boots

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  • Three piece bikini

    Your toddler will look so cute in this three piece bikini which includes a sun hat, £10, Woolworths

Last updated on 25 July 2011

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